Target: Grades 9-12
Length: 10 minutes
Guide: Online, see Internet site
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This 10-minute videotape is designed to introduce viewers to the BioBLAST CD-ROM and its related activities. BioBLAST (Better Learning through Adventure, Simulation and Telecommunications) is a multimedia curriculum supplement for high school biology. Based on NASA's Advanced Life Support research, the program offers students hands-on laboratory investigations, computer simulations and internet-based telecommunication resources to study the interdependent components of a bioregnerative life support system for a futuristic, moon-based research outpost. Student tasks are presented as part of an adventure mission at a virtual lunar research station.